Synonyms for arms

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She put her arms about her neck, and affectionately inquired the cause of her distress.

Mrs. Bines, stooping, took the limp and wide-eyed Paul up in her arms.

The face, neck, and arms of the modest maiden were flushed with indignant crimson.

It always feels like you—like your arms, Mtterchen—and I am tired.

His arms tightened about her as he said the name over and over.

My arms have starved for you so—do you think they're going to loosen now?

She sobbed weakly in his arms, but her own arm was still tight about his neck.

I forgive you, if you are sorry for the fault, and my arms are ready to receive you.

Then he took Emilia in his arms and bore her to the door, Hope preceding.

When they reached Hope's door, she turned and put out her arms for Emilia, as for a child.

WORD ORIGIN

"upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, German arm, Old Norse armr, Old Frisian erm), from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Sanskrit irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," Old Prussian irmo "arm," Greek arthron "a joint," Latin armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in Old English. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 1938. Arm-wrestling is from 1899.

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